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Turk's Head (2010)

Tête de turc (original title)
Several lives are changed after a teenager from a rough suburb throws a Molotov cocktail on a car, sending the doctor who was in it in a coma.

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Atom
Pascal Elbé ...
Simon
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Sibel, la mère de Bora
Samir Makhlouf ...
Bora
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Le veuf
Florence Thomassin ...
Mouna
Valérie Benguigui ...
Yelda
Monique Chaumette ...
Nora, la mère d'Atom et Simon
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Claire, l'amie d'Atom
Stéphan Guérin-Tillié ...
Samuel Levasseur
Brigitte Catillon ...
La maire
Gamil Ratib ...
Aram
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Irfan
Léo Elbé ...
Nuri
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Nina
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A 14 year old boy, an ER doctor, a cop looking for revenge, a mother fighting for her children and a man distraught by the death of his wife see their destinies come together. As the doctor spends several days in a coma, events keep on happening and all will be swept by the shock wave. Written by Happy_Evil_Dude

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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31 March 2010 (France)  »

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Turk's Head  »

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€5,500,000 (estimated)
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2.35 : 1
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Pascal Elbé and cinematographer 'Jean-Francois Hensgens' watched movies such as Crash (2004), We Own the Night (2007) as well as the works of Robert Altman, Alejandro G. Iñárritu and the paintings of Edward Hopper to draw inspiration for the film's look. See more »

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A fairly good urban drama.

It's not a thriller, actually. Rather a social topic for a feature that takes place in the "poor" suburbs of Paris, where rebel youth usually explodes its wrath. Against police force, firemen and also doctors. A scientist, after visiting a patient, is badly wounded in his car with a Molotov Cocktail. He falls in coma. And that's where the story begins...

The doc's brother is a cop - played by Rochdy Zem - who wants to avenge his bro, even if he is not dead. The teenager who threw the Molotov cocktail finally saved the doctor before the car exploded. And of course the cop doesn't know that...

Besides, a man whose the wife died because the doc did not answered the emergency call because of the attack, wants to avenge his wife's death...

And, as you can guess, all these fates will eventually collide.

A well paced film, with fascinating characters played by great actors.

Only the very ending disappointed me. Not enough dark for me.

Not enough hopeless.


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